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Sanford Cancer Centers Bloom the Boutique Gives Away 500th Wig

Bloom to Hold Open House to Celebrate Second Anniversary

(Sioux Falls, SD) Sanford Cancer Center’s Bloom the Boutique is giving away its 500th wig to a Sanford cancer patient this January. Wigs are provided to patients at no charge through a grant made possible by the Sanford Health Foundation.

"Each wig from Bloom is specially fashioned by an in-house cosmetologist to meet the needs of individual patients and their unique style," says Jill Kirby, Bloom manager. "These wigs provide our cancer patients a boost to their self-confidence while they are going through a challenging point in their lives."

Located on the main level of the Sanford Cancer Center, Bloom provides wigs to both men and women battling cancer, and patients can choose from a variety of hair colors and styles. In addition to providing wigs to cancer patients, Bloom provides a convenient, one-stop location where cancer patients can find the support accessories to aid in their fight against cancer. At Bloom, patients can enjoy lattes while they shop for clothes, cosmetics and prostheses to help them cope with hair loss from chemotherapy, soothe skin irritation caused by radiation or compensate for body changes after mastectomy or other surgeries.

Kirby says, "The Boutique is designed to help cancer patients meet their needs with strength and style. Bloom believes that when patients feel comfortable with their appearance, they often feel better and more empowered to meet the activities of their daily life."

Bloom the Boutique to Host Open House
To celebrate its service to cancer patients as well as its second anniversary, Bloom will host a public open house on Thursday, January 29 from 4-6:30 p.m. Doreen Pospisil, performer with the South Dakota Acoustic Christmas group, will take the stage for a special performance at 5:30 p.m. Pospisil is battling stage four lung cancer and is a Bloom wig recipient.

About Sanford Cancer Center
As a leader in the field, Sanford Cancer Center offers advanced state-of-the-art treatment methods. Each patient receives highly personalized care that focuses on the emotional, social and spiritual needs of the individual and their families. For more information, call the Sanford Cancer Center at (605) 328-8049.